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City of Poughkeepsie’s Fall leaf collection schedule for 2014

Aug 28th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

The Department of Public Works will begin collecting loose leaves from the curb on Monday, November 3, 2014.  To eliminate the early leaf piles, the department plans to have leaf crews in all eight wards of the City, every workday of the week up to November 24th.  Beginning Monday November 24th, leaf crews will concentrate […]



Next Valley View Meeting August 19

Aug 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

A meeting of the directors of the Orange Valley View Development Corporation (the “corporation”) will be conducted on Tuesday, August 19 at 11:00 a.m. at the Orange County Emergency Services Center, 22 Wells Farm Road, Goshen, New York, at Classroom Number 2, at which time the corporation will consider any matters brought before the corporation […]



Ruling Paves Way for New Gas Power Plant in Orange County

Jul 31st, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

The New York Public Service Commission has denied a petition for rehearing seeking to reverse approval of the CPV Valley Energy Project, filed by a concerned citizen and representative of a local community organization, Protect Orange County(POC).  In the same ruling, issued July 28, 2014 the Commission also denied a motion to revoke the approval […]



Newburgh students reap the benefits of reading support

Jul 31st, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Several Newburgh grade school students finished a five-week literacy program at Newburgh Armory Unity Center (NAUC) on Thursday morning, as parents and students met with Mount Saint Mary College graduate students in literacy for a summary of each child’s reading progress and recommendations. The young students demonstrated their writing and reading skills in brief presentations: […]



Orange County Charter and Administrative Code Available Online

Jul 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus announced the release of the Orange County Charter and its Administrative Code to the public. The documents have been added to the county website and are available online here. The Charter and Code provide for the responsibilities of the county executive, county legislature, and county offices and departments. The Charter […]



FairGame Reaches Agreements with 10 Casino Applicants

Jul 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

The Upstate Theater Coalition for a Fairgame announced today Memorandums of Understanding with 10 of the 17 applicants vying for 4 new casino licenses available in 3 upstate New York regions: the Southern Tier, the Catskills and the Capital Region. The coalition is composed of the senior executives of municipal and not for profit live […]



City of Beacon Has a New Website

Jul 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

The City of Beacon has a brand new website, thanks to a shared service partnership with Dutchess County Government. The new website, cityofbeacon.org is now online with a wide variety of helpful tools and information for both residents and visitors including public alerts, events calendars, service directories, and more.    The City of Beacon will maintain […]



Neuhaus: Budget Cost-Reduction Plans Underway

Jun 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus Friday announced several cost-reduction measures aimed at reducing a projected $60 million budget gap for 2015. The county executive has asked county commissioners and heads of departments to develop a budget plan that could be implemented this year. The plan would come on top of a decision made this week […]



Legislative Package Targets Growing Heroin Use in New York

Jun 13th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C – Mount Hope) announces that the New York State Senate today will act on 23 bills to address issues surrounding the increase in heroin and opioid abuse, addiction, and related crimes in New York. The bills are part of a comprehensive legislative package proposed by the bipartisan New York State Senate […]



Dutchess County Real Estate Market Continues to Rebound

Jun 9th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

The Dutchess County real estate market continues to rebound from its performance of the first quarter. The closed unit sale of single family homes for May is just four units below last May, 134 and 130 respectively. The year-to-date closed sales is 8% below last year but has picked up 3% from last month when […]